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Eclipse Chasers Are Descending on Oregon

Small towns have spent months figuring out how to handle a million extra people—and procure enough toilets.

Aug. 14 2017 5:56 PMWhy Detroit EruptedAnd what Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about 1967 gets right and wrong about its complicated history of civic abuse and unrest.
Aug. 8 2017 9:00 AMIs Techno Tourism What Detroit Needs?The Motor City is asking whether its history of electronic music can boost its fortunes. It should also ask what techno can do for Detroiters today.
July 25 2017 5:32 PMWhat a Bar With Decorative Bullet Holes Really MeansIt’s shameful—and part of a broader gentrifying instinct to mine the past for authenticity.
July 7 2017 5:58 AMArtisanal Tacos on Paper PlatesWhy America fell for the food hall.
June 28 2017 9:30 AMSan Francisco’s Civil WarYIMBYs! Socialists! The only thing the Bay Area’s tenant activists hate more than high rent is each other.
June 20 2017 1:02 PMThere’s No National Solution for the Housing CrisisYes, the rent is too damn high—but there isn’t one explanation and there isn’t one fix.
June 2 2017 9:39 AMHousing Is Shamefully Segregated. Who Segregated It?Richard Rothstein discusses his new book The Color of Law.
May 9 2017 5:55 AMThe High Line ConundrumCharleston wants to emulate Manhattan’s selfie-ready linear park but avoid the displacement it wrought. Is that possible?
April 18 2017 5:30 AMThe Retail Apocalypse Is SuburbanCities will weather this concentrated economic downturn because they went through it 50 years ago. Their neighbors may not be so lucky.
April 3 2017 5:53 AMNo More RoadsRepublicans and Democrats can’t wait to pour money into our highways. That’s a dead end.
March 6 2017 5:55 AMA Threat by Any Other NameClimate change is political. Should planners talk about something else?
Feb. 3 2017 5:02 PMAustin vs. AustinIn Texas, the war between the GOP and sanctuary cities is on.
Jan. 12 2017 9:44 PMThe Anything-but-Housing SecretaryOn Capitol Hill, Ben Carson revealed he’s barely interested in the mission of the department he’s about to run.
Jan. 10 2017 1:02 PMCities Need a National Movement Against Conservative MeddlingGood news! The mayor of Tallahassee just started it.
Dec. 14 2016 5:55 AM“They Can Just Take an Uber”Cities across the country are cutting public transportation because they think ride-hailing services will fill the gap. They’ll regret it.
Aug. 14 2017 5:09 PM“Run Them Down”Driving into crowds of protesters was a right-wing fantasy long before the violence in Charlottesville.
Aug. 1 2017 8:19 PMA Bargain at $5.3 BillionLos Angeles’ plan for an Olympics on the (relatively) cheap should change the games forever.
July 24 2017 6:00 AMThe Invisible Segregation of Diverse NeighborhoodsEven in remarkably integrated towns, like mine, true equality remains elusive.
July 3 2017 10:00 AMDowntown Homeless Shelters Are DisappearingCities are getting pricier. Federal funding is getting scarcer. And Americans who need emergency shelter are suffering the consequences.
June 27 2017 1:16 PMWhy a Fire Like Grenfell Tower’s Is Less Likely to Happen in the U.S.We have a better culture of fire safety and more stringent regulations.
June 2 2017 11:31 AMTrouble in America’s Country ClubCompanies are fleeing Connecticut. Home values are stagnant. What happened to the nation’s richest state?
May 23 2017 10:54 AMThe Subway That Warps Space and TimeNew York’s troubled system makes trips longer and days shorter. Who can fix it?
May 1 2017 7:15 PMFerry TalesNew York’s new ferry system is a horrible transit investment—and a guilty pleasure.
April 6 2017 1:15 PMLook on These Works and DespairThe proposals for Trump’s border wall are loud, ambitious, and dumb.
March 14 2017 9:00 AMFair Housing Still Has a Chance Under TrumpAn important rule, enacted late in the Obama administration, is just starting to knock down barriers in some of America’s most segregated places.
Feb. 23 2017 6:08 PMBoycott MiamiAnd every other spring-break destination that aids the Trump administration’s deportation plans.
Jan. 25 2017 8:11 PMThe Siege of Sanctuary Cities Has BegunPresident Trump wants to turn local police into deportation agents and punish cities that don’t comply. What happens when they fight back?
Jan. 11 2017 3:15 PMBen Carson Is an Insult to HUDThen again, the federal government has been mocking its own housing agency for half a century.
Dec. 30 2016 4:31 PMThe Best Things America Built in 2016A museum. A medical school. A synagogue. What we can learn from the most striking architecture of the year.
Nov. 20 2016 8:01 PMNot in Our TownCan American cities stop Trump from deporting millions?

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